We took Little B to attend his first birthday party a few weeks ago. His cousin, Kynleigh, turned one and I’m not sure who had more fun between the parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents and our little sweethearts. It was a wonderful reason for a family reunion my sister did an amazing job planning this party with a cute polka dot theme. Anyway, I had fun photographing it too and figured I should share because it is too cute not to share. Here’s a taste of all the sweet details:
Here’s a sweet moment between the cousins. Acutally, I have a series of shots of the two of them and it really looks like they’re having a conversation. They held hands, she took his hat off and even tried to put it back on. There was a chorus of oohs and aahs behind me as I snapped these precious memories.
Here’s the gorgeous family before her cake smash.
And here comes the cake!
We love you, Kynleigh!
I’m finally taking some time to introduce the little guy who has been my muse over the past four months. He has many nicknames ranging from Angel Baby to Crab Cake, but his blog name will be Little B. I think it took me so long to post photos of him on my blog because there are always more photos that I want to create. In fact, I just processed and retouched two more photos before sitting down to write this post. I guess you could say he’s my special on-going photo project that will last as long as he lets me. So here are some of my very favorites starting somewhere around two weeks old.
I know someday he’ll really dislike this photo below, but I hope he’ll eventually get a laugh out of it.
And here he is for his dedication with his Daddy!
Couldn’t resist a photo with the Miller jersey!
I was so excited that he could sit up in this chair—it’s a family heirloom. And I can’t help but brag because he is looking pretty dapper for his Christmas portrait.
I mentioned that he’s my muse for photos, but he’s also inspired me to get in touch with my crafty side. So in addition to snapping his photo, I’ve been sewing like a mad woman and made him this bomber jacket and aviator hat. He wasn’t too crazy about sitting in the chair so I didn’t push it by waiting for him to smile. Plus, I think I’ll like seeing his melancholy face some day when I’m looking back. I know most people like to see their baby smiling in photos, but I want to remember all of his precious faces.
I love finding things that I can sit him in or use to prop him up. And this suitcase from my mom and throw blanket from my sister were a perfect match.
That’s it for now. I’ll be sure to share more as we go. But for the moment, I think I’d just like to cuddle him.
I’m clearing out some cobwebs after a month or so of blogging since photographing my last wedding. Week after week, I’ve thought, I should probably get back to blogging. But I need to admit I’ve been deliriously distracted—my husband and I welcomed the most wonderful baby boy you ever saw into the world this Fall (right in the midst of the wedding season—thank goodness for a good plan B and some fantastic support from a few good friends). Anyway, we’re starting to settle into a rhythm with our Little B and are mesmerized with all of the fun things he discovers each day.
And as I’m learning to balance my roles as a mommy and photographer, I’m taking my own baby steps to get back into the swing of things. And for my first post of the new year, I had some help from Little B! We ventured out into the snow a few weeks back at a park in my neighborhood. Actually, Little B sat his car seat in the warmth of our car while I hoped out and snapped some inspired landscapes without having to walk more than a few steps from the car.
Yay! I did it! Yep, I’m cheering for myself, because I’m learning to celebrate the little things. I’m hoping to share some images of Little B in my next post. I just need to figure out which ones…
Sarah and Mike were married one month ago today in a beautiful ceremony at St. Joan of Arc Church in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. This is my last wedding to photograph this season and I can’t think of a nicer one to wrap up 2012. A big thanks to Alex and Michelle who started at Sarah’s parents’ home where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. They did an awesome job documenting everything before I met up with them at the church. I really like the images of Sarah’s dog in a dress and her flower girls playing dress up in heels.
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Kristin and Nate were married one month ago today in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Parish in the South Hills with a Tiffany’s themed wedding reception at the Hilton Garden Inn/Southpointe. I’d like to thank Alex Jones and Rebecca Chiappelli for their wonderful job covering Kristin and Nate’s wedding while I was recovering from the birth of our newborn earlier that week. They started with Kristin at her parent’s home for some getting ready photos of the beautiful bride.
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